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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:40 AM   #241
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I just talked to one of the construction workers working on the Shangri la and he told me that their is only 1 more level to be constructed for the Shangri la to be the tallest in the city.

It is at level 48 right now so with 1 more level it will be 49 levels thus making it the building with the most amount of floors in Vancouver. However, with one more floor added it will be taller then the Wall centre but it won't surpass the antenna on the Harbour Centre. It is estimated that once the building reaches level 53 then it will surpass the antenna on the Harbour Centre. Making it the tallest structure in Vancouver.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 04:55 AM   #242
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Can't wait for this to be finished! Such an awesome building! I guess it's Vancouver's (Or Canada's ) first 5-star hotel?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:15 AM   #243
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no. the hazleton in Toronto is Canada's first five star.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:47 AM   #244
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Then why are Ritz and Trump advertising as Toronto's first five-star?
Anyways, atleast it's Western Canada's first five-star.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:55 AM   #245
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Can't wait for this to be finished! Such an awesome building! I guess it's Vancouver's (Or Canada's ) first 5-star hotel?
we already have 5-star's in the city:

- Opus (Academy Award presenters have been given free luxury accommodations for the past 5 years as part of their gift basket)
- Wedgewood
- Four Seasons
- Mariott Pinnacle
- Pan Pacific Vancouver
- The Georgian Court
- Sutton Place Hotel
- Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
- Georgia Hotel (closed for 2010 renovations)

Future 5-stars:
- Ritz Carlton
- Shangri-la
- Fairmont Pacific Rim
- others as well, can't remember them all
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:09 AM   #246
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Most of them don't advertise themselves as proper five-stars and they probably aren't. Most of them are like 4 or 4.5. Shangri-La looks like a REAL five-star. But I guess we'll find out when it's finished.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:02 PM   #247
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The Four Seasons in Toronto is not a 5 star because the building is 30 years old. What a disaster.

I hope our new one is rated 5 stars.

I too believe the Hazelton is the first 5 star in Toronto in quite some time. But as to it being the first in Canada , I don't have a clue.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #248
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Their aren't too many updates coming up because of the bad weather and all the rain. So I'm guessing we won't see another update for a while.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #249
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New pictures from today:





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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #250
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Very very nice pictures
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #251
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Thanks for the update, Skymaster.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #252
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fantastic pictures, I almost forgot how beautiful Vancouver is
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:00 AM   #253
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beautiful, thx!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #254
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The Shangri La will overtake the One Wall centre in height any day now. It could possibly even take the vancouver height record by the end of this week. Or the end of next week for sure.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #255
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Great!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #256
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A little credit for using my photos (last two) would be appreciated. Thx.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #257
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Sorry for this spam.

Vancouver vs. Rotterdam:



Renzo Piano's 'Toren op Zuid' (Tower on the South):




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Old October 7th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #258
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Interesting to see the colour choices made by the Dutch vs. Canadians. Given 2 shades of green, who will choose the bright green and who the muted? I knew we were conservative, but things like this cement that fact.

Do we even know what a primary colour looks like anymore?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #259
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Shangri-La Vancouver construction update - October 7th 2007


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Interesting to see the colour choices made by the Dutch vs. Canadians. Given 2 shades of green, who will choose the bright green and who the muted? I knew we were conservative, but things like this cement that fact.

Do we even know what a primary colour looks like anymore?
The observed luminosity of the green panels depends on the relative angle of the observer, the panel, and the light source, as well as the intensity of the light source. Look at the variety of panel intensities over the height of the Shangri-La. You can see the luminosity drops substantially in part of the tower that is in shadow. There are even differences in luminosity on the Renzo Piano tower. In the absence of visible shadows it makes me think that the Dutch panel array is electrically illuminated and several panels appear to not be working, hence their lower luminosity.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #260
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Nice pics. Does anyone know the exact number of floor count for this building cause i counted 48 with the 49th floor still under construction.
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